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Kristian Magnus Hauken

Teaching Associate in East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

My research deals in great part with international actor’s (both national and subnational) pursuit of status and prestige in international and regional societies. My PhD thesis explored the concept of national prestige in Japanese parliamentary discourse. As part of an EWIS workshop project I am currently exploring the formalization, proliferation, and contestation of status symbols in East Asia, as well as working with the concept of stigma-management within a larger status-research framework.

My research interests include the international relations of Japan. International Relations theory. International political sociology. Critical Discourse Analysis. Status, Prestige and Stigma in International Relations. Interdisciplinary approaches to International Relations.

I teach courses centred around International Political History, Japan’s International Relations, International Relations Theory and the international politics of status and prestige.


  • 2020–present
    Teaching Associate, University of Sheffield